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Atomic Energy as a Force for Good (Part II)


Published 1955


Drama showing the reactions of citizens of a small town to the construction of a nuclear energy plant in their community, and their acceptance of the peaceful aspects of atomic energy.


Run time 13:35
Producer Christophers, The
Sponsor N/A
Audio/Visual Sd, B&W

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Describes the reactions of citizens of a small town to the construction of an atomic energy plant in their community. Explains that an understanding by the citizenry of the peaceful applications of atomic energy influences their attitude.
Ken Smith sez: This slow-moving melodrama stars former Hollywood heartthrob (and convicted murderer) Paul Kelly as "John Vernon," a desert ranch owner. The AEC wants to build a "fissionable material" plant on Kelly's land, but pacifist Paul tells them to go jump in some cooling water. That is, until smooth-talking Congressman Maynard comes to town. He tells Paul that fissionable material can be used for a lot of good things -- such as a medical tracer that can determine the exact location of Paul's granddaughter's BRAIN TUMOR. Whoa, let me reconsider, says Paul.
"God made the atom," summarizes one of Paul's crusty neighbors. "And God never made anything of itself that was evil." Paul Kelly died shortly after shooting was completed. This film was the follow-up to ATOMIC ENERGY CAN BE A BLESSING, which starred Fred MacMurray.

ATOMIC ENERGY NUCLEAR RADIATION BOMBS A-BOMBS COLD WAR ATOM EXPLOSIONS BLASTS RANCHES RANCHERS FARMS FARMERS ANIMALS PARENTS CHILDREN ILLNESS MEDICINE SICKNESS NEVADA RELIGION DRAMA NARRATIVES
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Reviewer: Spuzz - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 7, 2003
Subject: Atomic a-ok
Suprisingly good acting centerpieces this otherwise pedestrian production about a town's decision to build a nuclear power plant in their town. Somewhat cheap plot device with the granddaughter and her dying of cancer (she even has a pony!) but all in all, quite enjoyable.
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